Donnie Blanz: The World Premiere of "I WILL GO"
Donnie Blanz: Singer-Songwriter
Influenced by the works of Kris Kristofferson, Jim Croce and Roger Miller, Donnie Blanz began his career as a singer/songwriter in the early 1970's. As a member of the Florida based country-rock band Justin, Donnie developed his own songwriting skills and began to prepare himself for a move to Nashville.
In 1986, Donnie was offered a staff-writing position with a music row publishing company owned by legendary singer/songwriter Ed Bruce. Donnie's song, "You Just Can't See Him From The Road," was recorded by Chris LeDoux and has sold over one million copies.
Donnie continues to write and perform for corporate events, combining his music with keynote speaking services and team-building programs. While in Nashville, Donnie began narrating western audio books for Creative License, LLC which led to his work on camera, appearing in a number of national commercials.
Donnie also appeared in the Brad Paisley, CMA and ACM award nominated music video, "He Didn't Have To Be." The Watkins College of Art, Design & Film soon put him to work on a number of student and independent films, which led to his work with Summit Learning Systems, appearing in their series of industrial training films.
Upon moving back to Texas in 2001, Donnie began doing voiceover work for Six Flags Over Texas, Amegy Bank and Nintendo Video Games. He continues to narrate and play character parts for Creative License, LLC through the magic of digital home recording. In 2005 Donnie appeared in Richard Linklater's HBO, comedy series pilot, "5.15 an hr" working opposite America Ferrera (Ugly Betty).
In 2006, Donnie produced a series of 12 music videos of his own original songs for BlueHighways-TV/RFD-TV. The segments ran during the fall programming of Stan Hitchcock's, "Heart to Heart Classics." In March of 2007 Donnie was cast by director David Jetre as Sloan, the evil gunslinger and leader of the Gray Riders in Jetre's sci-fi, western feature film, "Shroud."